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  1. Hello everyone! My wife’s grandpa gave me some free goodies that he’s been holding on to for years. The coolest is this little anvil. It looks like it’s gotten a couple little repairs and might have a mild steel body with a hardened steel top plate, but I’m not entirely sure. The logo is really worn down, but after a ton of research I found it is a second generation Arm and Hammer (2nd gen as in 2nd logo design). There are remnants of numbers stamped below the logo, but its hard to make them out. From what I can tell, it looks like a 2 and a 6, but this definitely weighs more than 26 pounds. I looked for any other identification marks, but I see no remnants of a serial number on the feet or body, and on the underside theres a square hole like a holding hole, not the normal oval indentation that is associated with the Arm & Hammer brand. Since this was passed to me from family, I'm trying to gather as much info on it so I can relay it back to my wife's grandpa. I'm working on setting it up for my work area so i can start using it too of course, but just trying to gather the history behind it. With that said, knowing it's an Arm & Hammer, I'm looking for the rough year it may have been made, what I might be looking at for weight (i also have a 66 pound cast steel anvil, and this a&h one is definitely heavier), (we only have a glass scale at home, so i dont really want to risk setting it on there to measure it), and roughly what the value would be on it if it was purchased outright. Again this was given to me for free, so my curiosity needs to know :P. Thanks in advance! Side View: Front feet: Logo:
  2. Hey everyone, long time creeper first time poster. Just looking for some help IDing this old anvil. It was in my dads shop (he’s a disel mechanic) for about 20 year and he doesn’t remember where it came from. Mostly used it to beat on stuff, but I think it may have been softened in the past Its got a good ring to it and about 60% rebound, but it also slightly deforms when you drop a 1inch ball bearing. Just looking for as much info as I can find. Was also considering taking it to a professional heat treating place to see if it can be rehardened.
  3. Hey there, I'm new here. Like many others, I too bought an anvil and need help identifying it. It may (or may not) have a little bit of history in it that could be interesting (or not). I am located in Germany and the anvil i bought is definitely British. The shape is a classic "london pattern", just like a Brooks with a relatively thick heel. I'm pretty sure it's cast steel since the only hole is from the bottom straight up and the ring is fairly high pitch and long lasting. The only markings i could find are stamped on the opposite side of where you would normally expect the makers mark. They read as follows: RH 1 1/4 cwt 1945 -> So far I found out that the cwt is the weight (around 63.5kg) and 1945 is the manufacture date. The broad arrow denotes it was owned by the British military. No idea what RH means. I could not find a manufacturer with those initials. Maybe it means Royal Hussars but no idea if those even used anvils; and then the question of who manufactured it would remain. Would be interesting to find out where it was made, who made it and how it ended up here, especially because of the manufacturing date.
  4. Hey guys! Found this anvil here in São Paulo, Brazil and need help identifying it. I know it weights around 200 Kg and that's all... Can you help me?
  5. Hello, recently I acquired this pig anvil and I would like to identify it's procedence, the makers brand is almost illegible but it could possibly be a Baker? As far I can distinguish te logo looks like an "x" with an arrow and an asterisk, also the weight is marked at 48 kg
  6. Hey guys, happy Thursday! So I’m new to this forum. Mostly a vise guy but have always been looking out for an anvil and finally stumbled across one. Was covered in dirt and rust but could tell there was a makers mark. Looked well taken care of as the face and horn are in great shape (step isn’t the best). I got it home and went to town with a wire wheel. It’s an American Dunn & Murcott made in Brooklyn NY and seems to be a pretty rare anvil! It has 130 stamped into it making it 130# and made sometime between 1899-1911. The more rust and dirt I took off, the more damage I seemed to find unfortunately... it has cracks all over the place! The top of the anvil is in great shape compared to the rest which I found kind of weird. Tested rebound with a ball pein which seemed to be pretty good and has a nice ring up to the hardy hole. Beyond the hardy hole, the heel has terrible rebound and has a different sound which I can’t imagine is good. Here are some pictures of what I’m talking about. I’m hoping it’s not too serious? Wanted to hear some thoughts on it and if its too far gone. I was able to snag this anvil for only $150 so I’m not too crushed but it definitely is a bummer **I’m having trouble uploading pictures. Is there a trick to it that I’m missing? Or am I too new and need a certain number of posts first?
  7. Hello, I recently purchased an old anvil and I was looking for help to identify its maker. I uploaded some pictures to see if anyone recognizes it. Seems to weigh about 120 lbs. Thank you. 0427202028a.bmp 0427202110a.bmp
  8. Hello all, I've had this anvil for several years now but haven't been able to figure out what company/made of/date/style. Any help at all would be really appreciated! It weighs about 120 lbs. Its 20 inches from horn to the end of the face and about 9 inches in height. As you can see there are no handling holes and it has a flat base. The only marking that I can see anywhere on it is the 12 at the bottom. I have a copy of Anvils in America and couldn't find anything that quite fit its description but if you find otherwise please let me know! -B
  9. I just saved an anvil from a trip to the scrap yard. It is a Trenton with a crack most, if not all, of the way through at the waist. It was repaired with 2 long bolts from the stand up through the feet and into 2 threaded holes, one under the horn and one near the hardie hole. It has a Trenton stamp visible on the right side with T175 on the front right foot and A36043 on the front left foot. I understand that T is the initial of the maker and that it is 175 lbs. I don't have the date of manufacture but based on some other responses in the forums, I assume something like 1901-1903. Anybody have access to AIA to get the manuf date? I can't confirm 100% but I suspect that the crack runs all the way through. I see 2 small tack welds on the right side but those 2 bolts are doing the job keeping it clamped down to the top of the stand. I'm not new to blacksmithing and metalwork but a repair like this would be a challenge for me. Based on other forum posts, grinding a v 1/2" all the way around and welding it back is only necessary if it cracks all the way through and hasn't been repaired. For the smiths that have been around a while, would you undo a repair like this and try to weld it back? Thanks.
  10. Hey all! I just made an account in hopes to learn more from everyone here and to share/HOPEFULLY get a real estimated Production date on my anvil. It is 230 pounds J. R. Lindsay Pittsburgh with a Number 1 stamped on the left side of the foot. It’s measurements are 12.5 inches tall, 5 inches wide, and 29.25 inches long. I believe the Pritchett hole is 1/2 and the hardy is 1 1/4 It has a 3/4 inch steel face and appears to be forged by hand due to hammer blows throughout the sides, heel and horn. The horn is also crooked. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Baker EDIT: VOLUME WARNING FOR VIDEO. SHE RINGS LIKE A CHURCH BELL IMG_2138.MP4
  11. A friend of mine found this anvil while antiquing. He knew I would be interested and contacted me. I know it's worn but boy does it have character. And the price was right at $150. I may keep it as is and just use it from time to time. My other anvil doesn't have a Hardy hole so this one will come in handy for that. The other option is to fix it but I don't think it would be worth the expense. If anybody recognizes this old girl and can provide info that would be helpful! I don't know looks like an anvil out of an old SEARS Roebuck catalog.
  12. Hello All! My online name is Nikko, I’m 23 and stumbled upon Gold! ..Well an old anvil. I was cleaning out my families garage when I stumbled upon what I believe to be a sisco superior (I think that’s the name) anvil. Only clear thing I can make out is it’s 208 lbs. I need help identifying, cleaning, and selling this anvil. I made a similar post on Facebook and I am getting some mixed signal so I decided to make this account and talk to you guys. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I uploaded a handful of pictures, let me know if you guys want any more. I couldn’t find any other markings on it.
  13. I am in need of an Anvil. I'm not looking to go and spend $400-$500 on an Anvil so im planning on going to my Local Junk yard as well as the Local U-Pull Place. Unless I get lucky to find a piece of RR Track or even an Anvil at a decent price, what could i look for to accomplish getting the right amount of Bounce with my hammer (32oz Estwing) as well as having enough Girth to allow for full strength striking. Im still Learning (Self Taught) so im not 100% concerned with having a Pritchel or Hardy Hole (unless i should be concerned with having one). Anything will help at this point, Thanks.
  14. Did some light clean up on my 1912 solid steel Hay Budden anvil. The picture is a before shot. Check out the video and tell me your thoughts. Thanks everyone!
  15. I found this 5” square stock that’s about 16” long at the scrap yard for $40 I was trying to figure out how to anchor it. I am going in between setting it in concrete or making a wooden stand and welding on some angle iron to secure it. any suggestions would be a great help!
  16. Found someone that has a Hay-Budden anvil that is about 300 lbs , and I think the serial# is 79. Does anyone know what year it is? How much should I offer? thanks
  17. Hello all new to this site. I'm a beginner hobbiest metal banger (don't wanna call myself even a wanna be smith yet haha). Right now I'm banging on a RR tracks and I, like everyone else, am looking for an anvil. I ran across someone that has one and it looks cheap but not sure. He said he would sell it to me for $50 and the only identifying mark on it is an extruded extruded "NO. 50". I'M ASSUMING IT'S CAST BECAUSE THE LETTERS AND NUMBERS ARE IN FACT RAISED CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON WHAT THEY THINK THIS IS? And if it's worth $50 thanks all
  18. Hi all, I just came across and bought an Arm and Hammer anvil. I'm a major noob but from reading what people are saying about this brand, I'm pretty excited. The serial number stamped on the foot is 37117. Would anyone know roughly when it might have been made? (I don't have the AIA book) It is also stamped with "99" under the logo; is that a reference to the weight? The seller said it was around 100 lbs. Thanks in advance!
  19. So I got ahold of this anvil from my friends at the farm, and they let me borrow it. I dont know what brand it is, I was thinking one of the Fisher varieties. It has some sort of red coat underneath the rust, I dont know if that has to do with anything. It has a big chunk taken out of one of the edges and the step is all beat up, but other than that the rebound is good and has a nice ring to it. I would like some help figuring out the brand name. I forgot to mention it weighs around 100 pounds.
  20. Why do so many guys anvil stands look like welded scrap metal, they have no skills, they adopted a red headed step child, or just flat don't about the most used tool in the smithy. No matter what your stand is made of make it nice. I have seen all sorts of ugly terrible way guys fasten their anvils. Seen guys working on a stand that wobbles all over the place. It's were we spend most of our time. It should be the best managed, looked after, efficient, and usable piece of equipment in our smithy. Here are some tips and pics of my stand. So wood, metal, stone, or Kryptonite get a good fastening system in place. Chains with nails, screws, rubber bands, duct tape....come on. There is a better cleaner way. Some nice forged to fit straps, stakes, brackets. I use a set of hold downs forged to fit my anvil. It's clean efficient and compact. Drill and tap your plate, lag bolt, tapcon....ect. Tool racks. It should not look like there is a junk yard around your anvil. I designed and cut my top plate from 1/2" or thicker plate steel. I have holes for hammers, tongs, ect and slots for hardy tools and more. I did this because I have seem many stands with loops and flat bar welded on to flat plate..... it looks sloppy and over time they get bent or broke off because people naturally drop tools into them and the weight crashing down just wares it out over time. 5 years my top plate is still sturdy and solid with no broken or bent tool racks. Now I am not a fan of the stump or wood. I prefer steel. It allows me to get in closet to my anvil so I am not bent over as much, there is storage underneath and having only 3 legs it never wobbles. I work big steel and use my anvil with a bending hardy a lot so Ilike my anvil bolted to the floor. I also like to have space to set tongs, hand tools wire brush on. So I use a swiveling removable tool tray. I just found a pipe and piece of steel that fit inside one another and welded the pipe to my stand, opposite side I stand on. I welded 2 points of contact one at the horn and one at the heel. I can move it to the part I am working at. I like to use expanded metal for these tool trays or shelves because the scale falls thru. I have rubber on my tray because it keeps the tools from making noise because of the vibrations from hammering. Let me know your thoughts, let me see your stands, ask questions, let make these thing better and more functional.
  21. Can any one tell me how old A Hay Budden is? the serial number is A22,749. it is stamped 1 0 2 under the name. is this the weight? how much do you pay for a real nice anvil?? steve
  22. So I just ran across this anvil in an antique shop for $150 (Veterans Day Sale) and it is actual 35 pounds, but it looks like the top is welded on. I was planning on purchasing a farriers anvil next year but I figured this might be worth it? I unfortunately have not looked into anvils much because I didn’t plan on buying one soon and the sale ends in 2 hours. So is this worth it, or let it pass? (200 is normal price that they are asking) sorry if this is the wrong place to ask.
  23. Dos anyone know where a fella could find something from which to make an anvil suitable for a 40-60 pound power hammer? I live in Mechanicsville, VA and was thinking maybe the shipyards in Norfolk would be a good starting point but most scrap yards I contacted are "Single-Contract Sellers" and can't sell me even so much as an old rusty nail. Any help would be welcomed. Bill
  24. Can anyone help identify or roughly date this anvil? Sorry for the poor pictures with vegetation, I only had a few seconds to grab a couple of pictures so these were the best I could do. Location is the South West of England so I assume it is from a UK maker? From the way the pritchel hole breaks out of the side I assume it was drilled? I’ve not seen one in that part of an anvil before. The face is approximately 14” x 5.75”, the horn is approximately 7” long and the pritchel hole is 1” in diameter. The anvil is too corroded to see any markings. Not much to go in but hopefully someone may have an idea of maker and age?
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